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"Left alone, the small insects were relatively harmless. But when a swarm was angered, they would pursue an enemy halfway across the city."
— Narrator, The Darkness Below

Conservation status Unknown
Known locations Ta-Metru (formerly)
Artidax (formerly)
Spherus Magna[1]

Fireflyers are small insectoid Rahi.


The Fireflyer species was created by the Makuta using Viruses and Liquid Protodermis as one of the Rahi to inhabit the Matoran Universe.[2]

In Metru Nui, swarms of Fireflyers could primarily be found in Ta-Metru, nesting in furnaces and maintenance tunnels.[3]

When the Toa Metru traveled through the Fikou Web, the Rahi named Krahka used her mimicking powers to become a Rahkshi of Insect Control. She then attacked Nokama, using her powers to summon a swarm of Fireflyers to her aid, effectively defeating Nokama.[4]

While on Artidax searching for Makuta Miserix, a team sent by the Order of Mata Nui encountered sands that attempted to suck Spiriah into their depths. Roodaka mutated these sands into Fireflyers, freeing the trapped Makuta.[5]

After the Great Spirit Robot was critically damaged in the Battle of Bara Magna, many Fireflyers emigrated from the Matoran Universe to Spherus Magna.[1]

Abilities and Traits

Fireflyers travel in large swarms. They are able to fly and each possess a stinger. Though they are harmless when unprovoked, they will become aggressive and chase their target for long distances if disturbed.[3] They are called Fireflyers because their stings[4] cause so much pain that the victim feels as if they are literally on fire.[6]


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Story Serials


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Official Greg Dialogue", post 11964. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  2. "The Makuta." Makuta's Guide to the Universe, p. 63.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Ta-Metru." "Fireflyers." Metru Nui - City of Legends, p. 51.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Chapter 3." The Darkness Below. BIONICLE Adventures 3, p. 36.
  5. "Chapter 7." Federation of Fear.
  6. "Official Greg Discussion", post 1362. BZPower Forums. (archived on